News -page consists of current topics and interesting articles about jazz in Finland. 


Rob Young of The Wire listened to the Young Nordic Jazz Comets

Rob Young, journalist in such alternative music medias as the British magazine 'The Wire', listened through this year's Young Nordic Jazz Comets bands. In his article he found more to the concept of Nordic contemporary jazz, than traditionally meets the eye - or the ear... This year's YNJC showcase is held in Trondheim on the 12th of September. Among the six acts from all the Nordic countries and the Faroe Islands, the Finnish representative Kadi Quartet is also mentioned in Young's article.


Kaamosjazz reforms

The northernmost jazz festival in Finland, Inari's Kaamosjazz has now an Artistic Director, Aarno Cronwall, who is responsible for the next festival's programme together with Inari-Saariselkä Travels Ltd. and the local concert organizers.


New jazz club series in Tampere

New jazz club "AMC-klubi" features Finnish and international live jazz acts in the cozy atmosphere of Culture House Telakka in Tampere.


Jazz-Espa presents 20 topical jazz acts in the heart of Helsinki

The Finnish Jazz Federation welcomes you to enjoy the annual Jazz-Espa concert series at the Espa outdoor stage, in the heart of Helsinki. Jazz-Espa features twenty topical Finnish jazz acts from the 22nd of July to the 2nd of August. Jazz-Espa is a family-friendly event with no entrance fees. The festival ends on Sunday the 4th of August with an urban mini-festival JazzPiknik at mbar’s terrace and on the Lasipalatsi square.


Into the Woodland Silence out 12 July

Into the Woodland Silence brings together the internationally acclaimed Swedish big band ensemble, Norrbotten Big Band, one of Finland's most celebrated young composers, Outi Tarkiainen, and Aili Ikonen, a Finnish jazz vocalist with a distinctive voice. Into the Woodland silence will be released on 12 July by Helsinki Jazz Underground, and album launch gig will take place at the Pori Jazz Festival on 17 July.